The Pan-African Film Festival (PAFF), being held in Los Angeles from February 9-20, 2012, has opened its call for submissions of independent features, shorts, narratives and documentary films made by or about people of African descent.
Films entered for competition must be copyrighted no earlier than 2011. PAFF will accept submissions of works in progress; however, films and videos submitted must be completed no later than December 31, 2011. Films should preferably depict positive and realistic images.
The upcoming edition will mark the 20th anniversary of the festival. Over the years, it has showcased films from around the world, from countries including the U.S., Angola, Austria, England, Bermuda, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, and Nigeria.